Daytona Beach in Florida

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Welcome to Daytona Beach! © Dan Petreikis/cc-by-sa-3.0

Welcome to Daytona Beach! © Dan Petreikis/cc-by-sa-3.0

Daytona Beach is a city in Volusia County, Florida. The city is located approximately 51 miles (82.1 km) northeast of Orlando, 86 miles (138.4 km) southeast of Jacksonville, and 242 miles (389.5 km) northwest of Miami. The city has a population of 61,000. It is a principal city of the Deltona–Daytona Beach–Ormond Beach, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area, which was home to 495,000 people in 2010. Daytona Beach is also a principal city of the Surf Coast/Fun Coast region of Florida.

The city is historically known as having a beach where the hard packed sand allows motorized vehicles to drive on the beach in restricted areas. This hard packed sand made Daytona Beach a mecca for motorsports, with the old Daytona Beach Road Course having hosted races for over 50 years. This course was replaced in 1959 by the Daytona International Speedway. The city is also the headquarters for NASCAR and the Grand American Road Racing Association.

Tarragona Tower © Recury/cc-by-sa-3.0 The Wright Flyer statue at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's Daytona Beach campus © William Bumgarner Halifax River - Southbound © Gamweb/cc-by-sa-3.0 Daytona Beach © Daniel Schwen/cc-by-sa-3.0 Daytona Beach Collage © Gamweb/cc-by-sa-3.0 Welcome to Daytona Beach! © Dan Petreikis/cc-by-sa-3.0
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The Wright Flyer statue at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's Daytona Beach campus © William Bumgarner
Daytona Beach hosts large groups of out-of-towners that descend upon the city for various events, most notably Speedweeks in early February when over 200,000 NASCAR fans come to attend the season-opening Daytona 500. Other events include the NASCAR Coke Zero 400 race in July, Bike Week in early March, Biketoberfest in late October, and the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona endurance race in January.

The city attracts over 8,000,000 tourists each year. During motorcycle events (Bike Week and Biketoberfest), several hundred thousand bikers from all over the world visit the greater Daytona Beach area. While the city is often associated with spring break, the efforts of the local government to discourage rowdiness, combined with the rise of other spring break destinations, have nearly ended Daytona’s former preeminence as a spring break destination.

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